Friday, May 24
From 9 am until sold out, the Priest Lake EMT’s host a bake sale at the Visitor’s Center on Hwy 57 near milepost 22. All proceeds go to benefit the EMT’s at the lake.
Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26
Start your morning off between 8 am and Noon with a pancake breakfast at the Sportsman's Association tent at the intersection of Dickensheet and Cavanaugh Bay Roads next to the Coolin Civic Organization’s old school house.
The proceeds go toward the Annual Free Fishing Derby held for kids at the Priest Lake Golf Course later in the summer, as well as funding for a scholarship to a Priest River High School senior.
Peek into the Coolin Civic Organization’s old school house from 9 am to 3 pm, to visit our local bakers’ goodies for sale or to buy our local cookbooks. Come early – items go quickly. Proceeds go toward maintaining the building which is used as a community hall, hosting a variety of events and meetings. You can also eyeball the beautiful quilts displayed on the walls. Although none of these masterpieces are for sale, see what we and the generations before us, create through our handiwork over the cold and snowy winter months.
From 9 am to 3 pm, browse our annual Priest Lake Arts and Crafts Fair which showcases over 50 vendors who display and sell their handmade wares including woodwork, log furnishings, jams, jewelry, photography, pottery, etched glass, tie-dye items, soaps, candles, birdhouses and more. It’s free admission and fun.
For lunch or anytime between 9 am and 3 pm - New this year are flame-grilled “brats"
and hotdogs, including onions, sauerkraut, chips, and an icy beverage.
Celebrity Chef Scott Hill will be grilling the fare during the lunch rush for your culinary enjoyment!
At Noon the Coolin Parade begins - an annual Spring Festival highlight since 1975 that always draws a big crowd. Now a “top of the hill” event, it begins at the Coolin Park and travels up Cavanaugh Bay Road to Bayview Drive, north on St. Louis Avenue, then returns on Missouri Street to the Park. View map.
Featured are our Grand Marshall and Huckleberry Queen, and lots of local entries. We have an emcee describing each, and judges who vote and award plaques for boasting purposes.
Sunday, May 26
Visit priestlakerace.com to register for the half marathon, 10k, 5K, and kids dash run events that go between 8:30 AM ‘til about 10:45 AM.
More information is available on that website so be sure to click on the link.
Both the Community Hall quilt display and Arts and Crafts Fair continue another day from 9 am ‘til 3 pm.